Root Galaxy Nexus I9250 Android 4.3 JWR66V Jelly Bean and Install CWM Recovery

The complete method to root root Galaxy Nexus 19250 on Android 4.3 JWR66V Jelly Bean is now available. Most of you would have already updated to the new Jelly Bean update and with that, you can also get back your root access by following our tutorial below. These are by far the easiest steps and you will have a rooted Galaxy Nexus in no time. You can read about how to root Galaxy Nexus I9250 on Android 4.3 JWR66V Jelly Bean in the easy tutorial below. Why should you root? Read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. Installing the latest CWM Recovery is also a part of our tutorial along with root access for your phone.

As you continue reading this tutorial, we will tell you how to root Android 4.3 JWR66V on Galaxy Nexus I9250 with complete steps and how to flash custom recovery (ClockworkMod Recovery) on your phone. Don’t forget to read the various backup tips and other important Android tips for your phone below. Read our list of the essential root apps available! Your Galaxy Nexus should be on Android 4.3 JWR66V for this tutorial. Let’s get on with the tutorial now.

Root Galaxy Nexus Android 4.3

Disclaimer:All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Root Galaxy Nexus Android 4.3 JWR66V Details:

Android 4.3 JWR66V OTA update has just been released earlier today and we already have tutorials to root Android 4.3 Jelly Bean for the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10. And with that, you can now also root Galaxy Nexus I9250 on Android 4.3 OTA update. Please go to Settings > About phone, and check your existing build number. Your phone should be already on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean firmware before before proceeding to the root method.

We will use ClockworkMod Recovery as our custom recovery and SuperSU v1.43 as our rooting package — or you can also use TWRP recovery if CWM doesn’t work.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Nexus properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy Nexus USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

All set and ready? Good. You can now proceed with the tutorial below and root Android 4.3 JWR66V on Galaxy Nexus I9250 as well as install ClokworkMod recovery.

HOW TO: Root Android 4.3 JWR66V on Galaxy Nexus GT-I9250

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to root Android 4.3 JWR66V Jelly Bean on Galaxy Nexus. Please read the complete tutorial once before actually performing it.

Just To Remember:

  • This root method is only for Android 4.3 (JWR66V) installed on Galaxy Nexus (I9250, maguro) and I am not sure if it will work on the other variants of the Galaxy Nexus on other carriers.
  • Galaxy Nexus should be on Android 4.3 JWR66V software version.
  • Make a Nandroid backup of your previous phone set up before proceeding – for just in case anything goes wrong.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download Android SDK from the Android Developers website and install. Also set it up with downloading platform-tools and USB drivers package in SDK. See: How to Set up ADB and Fastboot on Windows.

Step 2 – Enable USB Debugging mode in your Galaxy Nexus.

Step 3 – Download Fastboot and extract it in android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory. Create directory if not already there.

NOTE: Skip Steps 1, 2, 3 if you already have them.

Step 4 – Download SuperSU for Galaxy Nexus on your PC, if you haven’t already.

Step 5 – Connect and mount your Galaxy Nexus USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.

Step 6 – Now copy/paste the file to your SD card. Make sure the file is in the SD card root (not in any folder).

Step 7 – Then turn OFF your phone.

Step 8 – Download CWM or download TWRP and save it to your android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory on your computer.

Step 9 – Now go into Fastboot/Bootloader Mode on Galaxy Nexus. How? Press Volume Up +Volume Down + Power keys for a few seconds till you see some text on the screen. This is Bootloader Mode.

Step 10 – Navigate to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools directory and open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt).

Step 11 – Type in the following command and press Enter.

fastboot flash recovery recovery-clockwork-touch-

Step 12 – Once completed, choose RECOVERY from the Fastboot menu and enter Recovery Mode.

Step 13 – In ClockworkMod recovery, scroll down to “flash zip from SD card” and press the power button to select it.

Step 14 – Press the Power button again and select “choose zip from sdcard”.

Step 15 – Now using your volume keys, navigate to and select it using the Power button. Confirm the installation on the next screen and the installation procedure should start now.

Step 16 – After the installation completes, go to “+++++Go Back” and reboot the phone by selecting “reboot system now” from the Recovery menu. The phone will boot now and it might take about 5 minutes to boot on your first time. So, please wait.

That’s it! Your Galaxy Nexus is now rooted on Android 4.3 firmware installed on your phone! Check for the SuperSU app in your apps list to verify.

To make sure you have correctly installed the above root method and it’s working, verify with Root Checker as given in the link.

Have fun playing with it! If you have any issues, please fire them up in the comments below!

Haris Nadeem
Haris Nadeem

Haris lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android. Connect on Twitter: @harisn

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